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Man sues Austin, officers for Taser incident

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AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) -- A man who claims Austin police officers shocked him repeatedly with a Taser while he was having a seizure has filed a federal complaint and is seeking a jury trial.

Scott Sheeley's complaint says he suffered physical and emotional injuries, including brain damage, from the November 2011 incident. The Austin Daily Herald reports Friday that an attorney for the police involved says upon responding to a medical call about the 50-year-old Sheeley's seizure they found him combative (http://bit.ly/Wufxp8). They say he was trying to attack his brother.

But Sheeley's brother says in the complaint that officers cuffed Sheeley before shocking him.

Sheeley's attorney first sought a $1.5 million settlement from the city but none was forthcoming. The attorney for defendants says the facts will vindicate the city and its officers.

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